A reminder for today
Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.(Ephesians 4:24)
Does moral values still exist, or is it dying out? One thing I can tell you about the world we live in is that rules does not apply anymore. You see it every day in traffic. The people here in South Africa are disobeying traffic rules more and more and its is a terrible sickness. I grew up in a South Africa that functioned by rules and you were punished when you disobeyed them, but today it is as if people just doesn’t care anymore. This traffic renegade syndrome started with the minibus taxis that just has no moral backbone and they drive through traffic disregarding the other cars and breaking about every rule you can think off. Now I see the same arrogant driving in every other car. Is it so easy to fall into a bad habit and just stop caring. You see the same ignorant behavior in how people educate their children. People disobey rules and this habit is transported to their kids and in the end we are creating a society with no moral backbone. No wonder the world has become a place where people are worth less and less each day. Lives are taken and destroyed as if it is the norm. We see a similar scenario in the Bible in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. “For we are about to destroy this city completely. The outcry against this place is so great it has reached the LORD, and he has sent us to destroy it."(Genesis 19:13)
Can you imagine how the Lord must feel about this world? So today I want you to think what it is that you teach. What do you show the world around you about good values. Do you disregard the rules and follow the crowd, or do you obey the rules and accept the scorns for you are standing by what is right and what is wrong. We must lead by example, you cannot be angry at another for breaking a rule when you only obey the ones that you like. When we stand for right we must always stand by what is right. This the the very heart of our new nature in Jesus Christ. Jesus did not come here to be popular and allow the people to live as they did. He spoke against wrongs and He showed mercy to the outcasts. So to be truly righteous, you must live truly righteous.
Lord, I pray that you will change the hearts of people so that they can see the mistakes in what they do. Please save us so that we will turn from our wicked ways and seek you in all we do. Let our hearts seek right above wrong and do not let us be misguided by the masses. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.